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Lunch at Bennigan's today

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Today I had lunch with my mom and a few friends at Bennigan's. My first time eating out since my GP (gastroparesis) diagnoses. There wasn't much on the menu I could eat eat, but I think I did ok. The biggest problem is not being able to eat more than 6 oz. at a time. I ordered the small slider-sized cheeseburgers from the "Pub Bites", ( had to take the lettuce out) and got a small dish of baked potato soup. I just ate the soup and one of the cheeseburgers, and took the other cheeseburger home with me, but I think I still went a little over the 6 oz. I am allowed. But I will just make sure I keep the rest of the food today either liquids or soft foods that are easy to digest. I'll find out later on tonight how much "damage" I did, if I eat something I shouldn't, it bothers me the most in the evening. It was just last week that I got my diagnosis so I am still learning and getting used to living with the GP.

But I had fun getting together with everyone; we enjoyed a nice long lunch. It was great to be able to catch up with everyone, especially since I missed our get together last month because of how crappy I was feeling. And today was the first time in over a month I have been out other than for an appointment or to go shopping.

Here is another "self portrait" I took of myself before I left today. Wearing my wig again.
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BECKY3128 12/10/2010 11:08PM

    Beautiful picture and lunch sounds delicious! Hope you have a great weekend!

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PMCFARM 12/10/2010 9:52PM

  Shari, your hairpiece is soooo becoming to you and you look as though you feel comfortable with it. You have had a few really rough months, so I'm really glad lunch today was happy and relaxing for you. With time, managing your GP food choices will become easier. emoticon emoticon MarilynC.

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AMYBINTN 12/10/2010 10:15AM

    I love the photo! emoticon One of my favorite things to do is have lunch with friends--it really lifts my spirits. In fact, I'm going today. emoticon I hope you feel like getting out and doing some more things like this over the holidays. emoticon emoticon amy

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OPALMOON 12/10/2010 8:39AM

    Hi Shari,

So glad you were able to meet up with your friends today - that is always good for the soul. Thankfully you found something you could eat, I hope you have been feeling alright since.
Love the photo - you look great!

Take care - hugs and blessings, Nattacia

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0309COOKIE 12/9/2010 10:13PM

    What a very pretty picture of you and I love your outfit. Glad you had a good time today.

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LOVES_ANIMALS 12/9/2010 10:13PM

    Hope you feel good tonight. It was great that you were able to go out to eat lunch.

Hugs,

Sally

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CELLOPLAYER1 12/9/2010 9:54PM

    It is a nice picture!

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CARTOONB 12/9/2010 9:01PM

    Love the scarf! And it sounds like you're getting there on dealing with GP. You'll keep getting better!

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OUTDOORGIRL69 12/9/2010 8:59PM

    You look great in the picture. It was emoticon that you got to enjoy your self.

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Ida

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CARRAND 12/9/2010 8:16PM

    Love the picture! I hope your lunch doesn't bother your stomach. You deserved a good time out with your friends.

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NURSNANA 12/9/2010 6:25PM

    Hey Shari!

Sounds like a lovely lunch out with your mom and friends! I am so glad you felt well enough to get out and enjoy! You look so pretty in this picture, love the wig too!

Hope you have a pain free tummy this evening. :)

Hugs,
Nancy
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JANEDOE12345 12/9/2010 5:03PM

    Nice picture... That wig looks so great!

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BKWHITE3 12/9/2010 3:51PM

    Sounds like you had a good time.

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STIPER23 12/9/2010 3:16PM

    Sounds like a good time. They closed all the Bennigan's around here. I miss it.

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ELLFIN3 12/9/2010 2:49PM

    I think that is my favorite picture of you! You look so beautiful!!! I am glad you got to go to lunch!!!! May your day continue on a fabulous note!!!!! Enjoy!! emoticon emoticon

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